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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Ivet
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-20T13:44:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-20T13:44:26Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/579935
dc.descriptionA Portfolio Re-submitted to the University of Wolverhampton For the Practitioner Doctorate: Counselling Psychology Award: D. Couns. Psych
dc.description.abstractThis mixed method study explored the perceptions of African Caribbeans towards choosing careers as counselling psychologists. 131 (N = 131) African Caribbeans aged 16-55 contributed to this study. Firstly, an online and paper survey questionnaire was designed and administered to (N =121) participants. This comprised of (N = 41) parents; (N = 41) undergraduate psychology students and (N = 39) 16-18 year olds. An ANOVA Test indicated a significant effect between participatory groups. Semi structured interviews were carried out to explore these identified differences. 4 parents; 4 16-18 year olds; and 2 undergraduate psychology students were interviewed. Qualitative data was analysed using Braun & Clarke (2006) thematic analysis. Themes identified as significant across all groups were centred around participants’ perception of psychology; interest or otherwise in studying psychology and choosing it as a career option; knowledge about counselling psychology and choosing it as a career; the participants’ experiences of school; the attraction of particular careers such as sports and music for 16-18 year olds when compared to counselling psychology; the importance of support; attitudes towards mental health and the importance of having role models from the community that are counselling psychologists. Recommendations for the Division of Counselling Psychology, BPS, training and future research are outlined.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAfrican Caribbean
dc.subjectMental Health
dc.subjectCareer Choice
dc.subjectCounselling Psychology
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectMixed Methodology
dc.subjectUnder-representation
dc.subjectBlack and Minority Ethnic
dc.titleExploring the Perception of African Caribbeans in Choosing a Career as a Counselling Psychologist: A Mixed Methods Approach
dc.typeThesis or dissertation
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T12:31:06Z
html.description.abstractThis mixed method study explored the perceptions of African Caribbeans towards choosing careers as counselling psychologists. 131 (N = 131) African Caribbeans aged 16-55 contributed to this study. Firstly, an online and paper survey questionnaire was designed and administered to (N =121) participants. This comprised of (N = 41) parents; (N = 41) undergraduate psychology students and (N = 39) 16-18 year olds. An ANOVA Test indicated a significant effect between participatory groups. Semi structured interviews were carried out to explore these identified differences. 4 parents; 4 16-18 year olds; and 2 undergraduate psychology students were interviewed. Qualitative data was analysed using Braun & Clarke (2006) thematic analysis. Themes identified as significant across all groups were centred around participants’ perception of psychology; interest or otherwise in studying psychology and choosing it as a career option; knowledge about counselling psychology and choosing it as a career; the participants’ experiences of school; the attraction of particular careers such as sports and music for 16-18 year olds when compared to counselling psychology; the importance of support; attitudes towards mental health and the importance of having role models from the community that are counselling psychologists. Recommendations for the Division of Counselling Psychology, BPS, training and future research are outlined.


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